Our dog is 10months now. and she STILL can't fetch. She will run after the object quite happily and pick it up, but then when you say 'come' she drops it and comes. I have tried using a longline and reeling her in, but she STILL drops the ball first. Occaisonally she will bring it back, and she gets lots of praise for that. Or she'll come, and drop the ball on the way.Is there some technique I'm missing? She's a lab/poodle cross, so you would've thought she'd 'get' retrieving really xD She also doesn't carry stuff along on walks, you give her a stick/ball and she'll get bored and drop it after 5 seconds of walking, which I don't mind, it's just I've seen lots of dogs walking along carrying them. Is this something they need to be trained at too, or do some dogs just not do this?